The Cube, Athens, Greece - Tuesday April 12, 2016
The business opportunity making software for working people

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Karl Jeffery, editor
Software for Domain Experts Ltd
39-41 North Road, London, N7 9DP, UK
http://www.softwarefordomainexperts.com
+44-208 150-5292
 
jeffery@d-e-j.com 


When

Tuesday April 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EEST
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Where

The Cube 
8 Kleisovis Str
Athens 10677
Greece
 

Driving Directions 

The venue is a short walk from Ommonia metro

Car Parking - The Cube have a special arrangement with Polis Park just across on Kannigos square, they charge 1.50 Euros / hour. To get this rate, please tell the reception at the car park that you are going to The Cube.
http://polispark.gr/el/parking/stathmos-pl-kaniggos

For videos and slides - see links within the agenda below

AGENDA


Chairman: Dimitris Lyras, director, Lyras Shipping and Ulysses Systems

 


OPENING SESSION


10.00 Welcome to The Cube
Stavros Messinis, founder, The Cube

 
10.05 Dimitris Lyras, director, Lyras Shipping and Ulysses Systems
View video

Introduction - why there is a business opportunity for small software companies and domain experts, making Software for Domain Experts

 
10.20 George Karaplis, Senior Associate, IG ICON Investments, former CFO and VP International, Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation
View video   View slides

Breaking the credibility barrier - selling software to big organisations 


 
10.40 Socrates Ploussas, president, Hellenic Startup Association, founder and CEO, Open Circle Project
Innovation and digital economy - startups and funding tools
View video

 
11.00 Aristomenis Kotsakis, senior advisor to the Secretary General for Public Revenue
Software as a Cultural Change Enabler - create an enabling environment for able people

11.20 Discussion - including comments from Nikkos J. Frangos, partner, The Open Fund 
View video   

12.00 Coffee

ENTREPRENEUR'S SESSION


 
12.30 Effie Siaini,  President, Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs (OESYNE) 
Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment: Culture - Infrastructure - Entrepreneurial support elements
View video  (in Greek)  view slides

 
  

12.50 Prof. Georgios Doukidis, Athens University of Economics and Business 
Digital reskilling in Greece: an opportunity for development, employment and high-impact entrepreneurship
View video   view slides 



 
13.10Theodora Kapsali, COO, SPARK.tools

How games be applied to different fields - marketing, training, learning new ideas/concepts
View video   View slides

View the videos in Theodora's presentation
Video 1  Video 2  Video 3  Video 4 


13.30  Andreas Stefanidis, Aephoria.net   (10 mins)
BlueGrowth, Inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurship.
View video     view slides 

13.50 Lunch


SESSION: SYSTEMS MODELLING

 
14.40 Kostas Kontogiannis, associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens


 
15.00 Panagiotis Papaioannou, IT liaison  (education and training department), EYDAP
Developing domain expert applications at EYDAP (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company
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- ‘Low code’, domain expert applications for internal customers
- Relation with major IT systems (ERP)
- SFDE applications to bridge the gap between business and IT
- The complexity issue
- The role of Business Process Management

 

15.20 Dimitrios Varsos, Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus
A Systems Approach to System Developments & Modeling
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15.30 Discussion - better ways to manage systems

15.50 Afternoon coffee

SESSION: STARTUP BUSINESS MODELS


 
16.10 Alex Kostopoulos, president and CEO, Report Brain
A news intelligence engine - analyze millions of articles and understand how people & organizations relate to each other and more
View video   view slides 

 
16.30 Stelios Doxopoulos, chief sales officer, RoadCube
Helping experts find the best services - RoadCube is a tool to help drivers purchase the best services for their vehicles 

16.50 Discussion / wrap - up - what are the best ideas for developing software for working people?


17.10 Closing reception


  • Dimitris Lyras, director, Lyras Shipping and Ulysses Systems
  • George Karaplis, Senior Associate, IG ICON Investments, former CFO and VP International, Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation
  • Socrates Ploussas, president, Hellenic Startup Association, founder and CEO, Open Circle Project
  • Theodora Kapsali, COO, SPARK.tools
  • Effie Siaini,  President, Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs (OESYNE)
  • Andreas Stefanides, Aeiforia
  • Alex Kostopoulos, president and CEO, Report Brain
  • Nikkos J. Frangos, partner, The Open Fund
  • Stavros Messinis, founder, The Cube
  • Aristomenis Kotsakis, senior advisor to the Secretary General for Public Revenue
  • Prof. Georgios Doukidis, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Panagiotis Papaioannou, IT liaison (education and training department), EYDAP (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company)
  • Kostas Kontogiannis, associate professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

  • Dimitris Lyras

                                

     

     

     

    Our second Software for Domain Experts conference in Athens on April 12 looks at the business opportunity for developing software for working people - particularly those who make decisions, who we call 'domain experts'.

    There are many reasons why this could be an exciting opportunity for small software companies and start-ups.

    - Many companies still use very old and inefficient software
    - Much enterprise software is very expensive and inflexible
    - There are new technologies which make it much easier to develop software, including no-code, low-code, rapid application development, cloud, platform as a service, mobile app development, data management, data analytics and data visualisation tools
    - software can be sold as a service (ie for a monthly fee including personalised support) and provided by a small company which includes both software experts and domain experts
    - Better software can be a great help to helping domain experts (and their companies) improve performance, make better decisions, work more productively, have better situation awareness, improve mastery of what they do and work to a purpose and long term goal.

    Our conference is chaired and co-produced by DImitris Lyras of Lyras Shipping and Ulysses Systems (based in Piraeus), with opening speakers George Karaplis, a former CFO of OTE, and Nikkos J Frangos, partner with The Open Fund, a company which invests in some of the most exciting technology companies in Greece. 

    To get a further idea, you can read the report from the first Software for Domain Experts conference in Athenshere



    Download the report and attendee list from our first Software for Domain Experts conference in October 2015



    Call for speakers - do you have ideas about better ways software can be developed for domain experts which you might be interested in sharing at this conference - or do you produce software tools which help domain experts get better situation awareness which you might be interested in presenting? Please contact Karl Jeffery, conference producer, on jeffery@softwarefordomainexperts.com

     


    This is our second Software for Domain Experts conference in Athens. The first conference, in October 2015, had speakers including from OpenFund, a former CFO of OTE and Roger Schank, a world expert in artificial intelligence, and delegates from EOPYY (Greece health insurance), EYDAP (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company), Gourdomichalis Maritime, Halkidon Shipping, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Olympic Shipping and Management, S&B Industrial minerals, Microsoft Hellas, SQLearn Ltd, Threenitas S.A. , iNet Walk, r, Danaos Management Consultants, Ulysses Systems. Download the report at http://bit.ly/AthSFDE15